In a move we can only imagine is Samsung getting its boring unveilings over with this week before getting to the good stuff next week, Verizon has today announced a new low-end budget device coming out later this week on Thursday, February 26.
Coming in at just $8 a month on Verizon Edge — meaning something like $199 without a contract or $30 with — the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is a budget phone among budget phones. While it does boast a guaranteed update to Lollipop, microSD support for cards up to 128GB and access to Advanced Calling 1.0, the rest of the device is lackluster to say the least: 4.5-inch WVGA display, 8GB internal storage, 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1.2GHz quad-core processor and a 2000mAh battery.
The Galaxy Core Prime does feature Easy Mode for getting those less familiar with Android up and running in no time, as well as Ultra Power Saving Mode for for maximizing battery life, if either of those things is important to you in a smartphone. If you’re reading this site, chances are you’re excited for a different Galaxy phone though. And we can’t say we blame you.